Telecommunications Industry News
Expanding high-speed internet services to all of Canada's remote and rural regions would cost approximately $7-billion over 10 years and is currently impractical, according to a number of telecom providers testifying at a CRTC hearing this week.
Canada's cable leader, Rogers Communications, has agreed to pay $425 million for Atria Networks LP, an Ontario-based fiber-optic telecom operator.
European countries need to make high-speed internet access a higher priority in order to remain competitive on the global stage, according to the European Union's digital commissioner, Neelie Kroes.
Canada's incumbent telephone and cable operators must allow smaller ISPs to piggy-back on their fiber-optic broadband networks, but can charge these rivals a 10% mark-up for doing so, the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) ruled today.
Taiwanese computer maker, Acer, has teamed up with Indian wireless carrier, Reliance Communications, to launch a new mobile broadband-enabled netbook computer.
Canadian telecommunications carriers generated revenue of $41 billion in 2009, a 1.8% increase from 2008, despite the recession that dominated the early part of the year.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission is seeking public input on the definition of "basic telephone service," and what it should encompass in a digital age.
Just days after U.S.-based online video provider, Netflix, announced plans to operate in Canada, Rogers Communications is imposing stricter bandwidth caps on its cable broadband services.
The government of Finland has passed a law, effective today, that gives every citizen a legal right to 1-Mbps broadband internet access.
Seattle-based coffee chain, Starbucks, will offer unlimited free Wi-Fi access in its U.S. and Canadian outlets beginning tomorrow (July 1).
Canada's federal government should appoint a cabinet minister dedicated to 'digital policy,' and ensure that broadband internet access is extended throughout the country, according to a new report by the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications.
Vancouver-based wireless operator, Telus Mobility, has launched an SMS notification system to help customers manage their mobile data usage.
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Edited by Jeremy Maddock